Behavioral Health – Geriatric and Adult Inpatient Unit
The clinical treatment programs and therapies at Clara Maass Medical Center’s
inpatient units enable patients to focus on enhancing their overall health
and wellness as they improve their ability to function in a safe, secure
and comfortable environment.
Expert teams of behavioral health professionals assess, diagnose and treat
adults and older adults with acute psychiatric and behavioral disorders.
Geriatric and Adult Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit
The Geriatric and Adult Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit at Clara Maass
Medical Center (CMMC) addresses the needs of the growing population of
individuals aged 65 and older. Located on-site at CMMC in the Continuing
Care Building, the 22-bed inpatient voluntary unit complements the Medical
Center’s existing 20-bed behavioral health involuntary inpatient unit.
Treatment teams, led by a board-certified psychiatrist, psychiatric nurses,
clinical social workers and adjunct therapists, work together to provide
intensive programming and treatment services specifically designed for
geriatric and adult patients. The multidisciplinary team develops exclusive
treatment plans to help stabilize patients suffering from diagnoses such
as dementia, depression, severe anxiety, bipolar disorder and psychosis.
We also treat the behavioral disturbances associated with Alzheimer’s.
The team takes into account co-existing medical illnesses and medications,
dietary needs, family issues and social concerns and integrates them into
a holistic treatment approach.
- Individual, Group and Family Therapy
- Grief and Loss Counseling
- Behavioral Health Education
- Creative Art and Recreational Therapy
- Medication Management
- Pet Therapy